Canadian global player opens branch office in greater Munich area – Minister Zeil: “Proximity to customers is the deciding factor in Bavaria”


MUNICH – The Canadian service group PCO Innovation, a leader in the field of Product Lifecycle Management, has opted for Bavaria. Its first German office will open in October 2012 and plans to hire between 50 and 100 employees in the long term.

Bavaria’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Martin Zeil, is convinced that proximity to customers is a vital locational factor. “Recruitment of this scale also sends out a positive message for the State of Bavaria and shows how important the market is for Canadian companies. We are very glad to have the chance to welcome this company to Bavaria“, commented Zeil.

Éric Desbiens, Managing Director of PCO Innovation GmbH, adds: “Expanding our company by giving it a foothold in Bavaria is an important and exciting step for the company’s growth. Thanks to the excellent support we received from the Bavarian representation in Quebec, we feel sure we have chosen the right location.”

Founded in 2000, PCO Innovation is an independent service group specialized in Product Lifecycle Mangement (PLM).
PCO Innovation is currently backed by a team of over 600 consultants and experts, catering for some 140 customers in 30 countries.

With a bilateral volume of trade of around euro 2.2 billion, Canada is an interesting and longstanding business partner for Bavarian industry. More than 1,200 Bavarian companies have business relations with Canadian enterprises.

Source: StMWIVT,